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Runic Dictionary

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ÞGísl Búdr 2I l. 3

hefils — of the clew-line

lemma:

hefill (noun m.; °; dat. heflum): clew-line

readings:

[3] hefils vǫllum: corrected from humrafjǫllum with hefils vellum in margin 61, ‘helfs vaullum’ 54, Bb

notes:

[3] vǫllum hefils ‘the plains of the clew-line [SEA]’: Hefill m., related to hefja ‘to lift’ (AEW: hefill), refers to tackle attached to the lower edge or clew of a sail and used in furling it (Falk 1912, 67-8).

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